Diverticulitis

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What is diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is swelling (inflammation) of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine (colon). The presence of the pouches themselves is called diverticulosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with diverticulitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with diverticulitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
diverticulitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
diverticulitis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
diverticulitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
diverticulitis (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with diverticulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diverticulitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with nausea nausea if taken on empty stomach
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
diverticulitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in stomach mood swings 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
diverticulitis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
diverticulitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness muscle cramps
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
diverticulitis (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood insomnia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diverticulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diverticulitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 3
30s 39
40s 133
50s 261
60s 202
70+ 83
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 38
30-39 years 71
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 80
60-69 years 28
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 139
Female 593

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 438
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from diverticulitis patients who have completed their condition history
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